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Franken slams mosque opponents
The Hill ^ | 8/19/2010 | Elise Viebeck

Posted on 08/19/2010 11:04:16 AM PDT by Qbert

Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) weighed in on the controversy over a proposed mosque near the World Trade Center site Wednesday, calling the recent opposition to the project "one of the most disgraceful things that I've heard." 

Franken was born in Manhattan, and lived there again while writing for "Saturday Night Live" over a period of 20 years.

"I don’t know how many of you have been to New York, but if a building is two blocks away from anything, you can’t see it," he said of the mosque's proposed site. "It’s a community center. They’re going to have a gym. They’re going to have point guards. Muslim point guards."

Franken's comments were greeted with laughter and applause, Illinois's State Journal-Register reports.

“They [Republicans] do this every two years. They try to find a wedge issue, and they try to work it.”


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The mosque builders say they might accept donations from Iran- a country with leaders who want to wipe Israel off the face of the earth. Is that ha-ha funny too, Al?
1 posted on 08/19/2010 11:04:17 AM PDT by Qbert
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Dear Senator Moron,

Look at the proposed designed. In the future you total waste of human DNA, learn the facts before opening your arrogantly stupid mouth on any issue.

2 posted on 08/19/2010 11:06:21 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (The problem with Socialism is eventually you run our of other peoples money. Lady Thatcher)
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To: Qbert

May be the biggest SHJ

At least the most immature one


3 posted on 08/19/2010 11:06:32 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (NO MOS-que)
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To: Qbert
Who really cares about what wiener mouth has to say?

I don't.

I'd expect him to side with perversion, whether it be his life style CHOICE or a perverted “religion”.

4 posted on 08/19/2010 11:06:38 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: Qbert

Hey Franken, why don’t you go work your wedge back in your Minnesota cabin, you hack.


5 posted on 08/19/2010 11:06:47 AM PDT by domenad (In all things, in all ways, at all times, let honor guide me.)
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To: Qbert

I’m sure that the Nazi concentration camps had gyms too; does that make them OK?


6 posted on 08/19/2010 11:06:56 AM PDT by NRA1995 ("In [Mexican] border, we are asking, who are you?" President Calderon of Mexico)
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To: Qbert

Franken might be smart in some areas but others, his ignorance is overwhelming...

Most people do not recognize that what happens in a mosque is sedition. Pure and simple. Islam is not just a “religion”, it is a cult. Larger than that though, it is a political system, it is it’s own government, its judicial...is in its sharia, and its military (jihadis) all rolled into one with one intent ...and that is to rule wherever they take root. It is a invasive, systemic infection looking to take over the host once it has quantum.

This is not just a “religion”, but something that cloaks itself in those terms so it should not be given the same treatment contemplated under the first amendment. The Korans Sharia rules are to consume whatever government there is wherever it goes. It is political, and it’s goal is to supplant and replace.

The sooner America learns this , the better.

Obama? Obama and Company? Should be tried for treason in this issue for promoting the establishment of a foreign government on our soils. He is doing nothing to protect America as per his oath. Also, as a Muslim, he knows this, he know far better, he knows sharia, but is looking to deceive America.

For all interested...Wanna learn more?

http://thehayride.com/2010/08/louisiana-at-leading-edge-in-fight-against-shariah/#more-5392

and this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ib9rofXQl6w&feature=player_embedded

Lets keep America, America!

Obama? Obama and Company? Should be tried for treason in this issue for promoting the establishment of a foreign government on our soils. As a Muslim, he knows this, he knows sharia, but is looking to deceive America.


7 posted on 08/19/2010 11:07:12 AM PDT by himno hero
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Al, wtf you talkin’ ‘bout? It’s lamebrained Dems like you who are keeping the issue alive. Juz stfu and the whole thing will fall off the radar.


8 posted on 08/19/2010 11:07:48 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (The naked casuistry of the high priests of Warmism would make a Jesuit blush.)
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Ok, Al, Muslim point guards in the gym

But what about the power forwards?


9 posted on 08/19/2010 11:08:13 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (NO MOS-que)
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Franken is an idiot. The building currently on the site was the LANDING SITE of ATTA's plane. It was extensively damaged, and is covered with the remains of murdered Americans.

Basically, Franken is your basic ghoul. He is not worthy of the slightest bit of respect.

10 posted on 08/19/2010 11:08:52 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: A_Former_Democrat

Al’s just glad there’s no soap on a rope.


11 posted on 08/19/2010 11:09:19 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (drain the swamp! ( then napalm it and pave it over ))
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To: Qbert

12 posted on 08/19/2010 11:09:33 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Chump Obama promised "Change" and we got chump change.)
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They [Republicans] do this every two years. They try to find a wedge issue, and they try to work it.

Howard Dean & Harry Reid are Republicans...who knew?

13 posted on 08/19/2010 11:09:37 AM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: Qbert
If the Muslims who are trying to foist this mosque on us were truly all about bringing people together as they try to claim, they would have backed off on the location of this the moment they realized it was causing pain to the families who lost people on 9/11.

This is nothing but a victory marker for them - that is very clear.

And Franken is an idiot - that's very clear as well.

14 posted on 08/19/2010 11:09:44 AM PDT by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: Qbert
Like anyone should care what this clown has to say.

Thanks for posting it anyway - I want a good kick in the a** every day from now until Nov. Its gonna make things sooo much sweeter on election night.

15 posted on 08/19/2010 11:09:58 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: himno hero

To: Qbert

Franken might be smart in some areas

Name one. He wasn’t even funny on SNL


16 posted on 08/19/2010 11:10:10 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (NO MOS-que)
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To: MNJohnnie

“Dear Senator Moron,
Look at the proposed designed. In the future you total waste of human DNA, learn the facts before opening your arrogantly stupid mouth on any issue.”

Ain’t that the truth!

I remember a few years back when he was doing his failed radio gig, and the moron went to some forum where Justice Scalia was speaking. He tried to pepper Scalia with all of these “difficult” legal questions (even though Franken’s a poseur and never went to law school), and Scalia just gave him strange looks and wiped the floor with him, and it was an embarrassment...

But I guess Franken has to keep opening up his dumb mouth and removing all doubt as to his stupidity.


17 posted on 08/19/2010 11:11:50 AM PDT by Qbert
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“They [Republicans] do this every two years. They try to find a wedge issue, and they try to work it.”

Franken, you friggin' idiot, the protest of a mosque at that location was started by the people, a groundswell movement. The Republicans were late to the party and then only after Sarah Palin forced them into action.

18 posted on 08/19/2010 11:12:19 AM PDT by upsdriver (ret.)
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To: Qbert

I would love to opportunity to slam Franken.


19 posted on 08/19/2010 11:12:39 AM PDT by Howie66 (I can see November from my house.)
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To: Qbert

About 80% of Americans are UNIFIED against this mosque.

DEHUMANIZING TRADITIONAL AMERICA, THE OBAMA GOAL

That makes no difference to the national socialist elite in power, they want to cow America with their Utopia. The former needless genocidal 9/11 sacrifice of 3800 innocent lives is trumped by “ minority rights.” This is just the beginning if Obama and his national socialist junta is allowed to stay in power. People in general should make no mistake about it.

The dehumanization of the 9/11 victims is the goal Obama has.Once this is accomplished, the sky is the limit for this sort of thing.He means to define who is humanand who is not. And then we are to watch silently as Obama’s plan to isolate and disempower middle America socially , politically and economically accelerates. Dehumanization of sectors of society is a major fascist technique. So far he has dehumanized many, including the Fort Hood shooting victims, as the sanctity of Muslims is preserved in our military over the necessity for American justice and the future protection of our military personell.

On a parallel matter, Obama is redistricting America as we speak, using the 2010 census. The defining parameters will be to cloister racial and ethnic minorites into their own Congressional constituncies. Subsequently the plan is to pit that block of racial and ethnic minority voters against the rest of America. The “ minority rights” aspect of this mosque argument will then be applied to budgeting. Special federal programs to provide “historical justice “ for the so called ‘exploited” will be put in place. Using fannie / freddie for affirmative action lending nearly destroyed our nation and the world economy, and now Obama wants to remake Fannie /Freddie? You can imagine the image in which he will remake these bogus institutions, even Barney Frank is bailing.

There is a very large comprehensive plan, and the mosque right now is the icon on a much larger political battle front. America is kept ignorant of this larger battle. The Obama Utopia is a cultural mosaic, not a melting pot, and he is quietly going about this redefinition of America which will now be rammed down our throats , using his executive powers, the Supreme Court, and a cowed Congress.

Obama will not unite America, he intends to divide it and conquer it, and will use force to do so if he thinks it necessary.Thats why he manifests a burgeoning Secret Service personal security plan which now freezes our municipalities as he travels about our nation.Its a message, part of his campaign to cow America into submission.

This mosque must not be built, if it is, it will likely be destroyed. As Rush Limbaugh says, can one imagine building a Shinto Temple adjacent to the USS Arizona at Pearl Harbor, 10 years after it happened there?

You can see the reasoning here about the overall Obama approach which he has very carefully revealed to America in fits and starts, so few will connect the dots. This is his so called transparency:

http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html


20 posted on 08/19/2010 11:12:42 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama . fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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A mosque built on or near Ground Zero would in fact become the new Mecca.
Every dirty, smelly wannabe martyr on Earth would feel compelled to visit....


21 posted on 08/19/2010 11:13:48 AM PDT by Maverick68
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Franken, isn't up for reelection the other filthy dems that say they do not approve of this is up for reelections so folks don't believe the others..Palosi isn't going to lose her seat so she can say what she wants..And the filthy Muslim on Air Force One doesn't care he still thinks he has all the time in the world to continue destroying our Christian lands.
22 posted on 08/19/2010 11:13:54 AM PDT by PLD (When you receive a kindness,remember it;when you bestow one,forget it)
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Hey Al, I got your wedge right here...


23 posted on 08/19/2010 11:14:27 AM PDT by Chaguito
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To: BookmanTheJanitor

“They [Republicans] do this every two years. They try to find a wedge issue, and they try to work it.
—Howard Dean & Harry Reid are Republicans...who knew?”

Yeah, good point.


24 posted on 08/19/2010 11:15:03 AM PDT by Qbert
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To: A_Former_Democrat
I thought Franken was unfunny watching him on Solid Gold nearly 30 years ago.
25 posted on 08/19/2010 11:15:31 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Qbert

One things Franken knows is DISGRACEFUL


26 posted on 08/19/2010 11:17:07 AM PDT by Carley (For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: Qbert

Al Franken is a terrorist sympathizer.

That is all.


27 posted on 08/19/2010 11:19:01 AM PDT by chris37
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I m curious how Muslims would feel if the majority of construction workers on this project were Jewish?


28 posted on 08/19/2010 11:22:32 AM PDT by mriguy67
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“They’re going to have point guards. Muslim point guards.”

Somehow a vision of a girls basketball team clad in burkas flashes in my mind.

29 posted on 08/19/2010 11:25:04 AM PDT by pappyone (New to Freep, still working a tag line.)
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To: Qbert
everything you ever needed to know about Al Franken

Franken

30 posted on 08/19/2010 11:25:04 AM PDT by verga (I am not an apologist, I just play one on Television)
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To: Qbert
“They [Republicans] do this every two years. They try to find a wedge issue, and they try to work it.”

Funny I seem to recall that in the 1980's, 2001-2008 the homeless, Social Security, Medicare/Medicaid, abortion, deficits were the campaign issues brought up, or rather 'wedged' between classes, genders, races, locales, religions, only during Republican Adminstrations/Congress. So many of the aforementioned 'problems' disappeared in 1993-2000...only to 'reappear' in 2001.

31 posted on 08/19/2010 11:27:10 AM PDT by Stand Watch Listen (It's the 'Land of Opportunity'... NOT... the 'Land of Entitlements'!!!)
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“Funny I seem to recall that in the 1980’s, 2001-2008 the homeless, Social Security, Medicare/Medicaid, abortion, deficits were the campaign issues brought up, or rather ‘wedged’ between classes, genders, races, locales, religions, only during Republican Adminstrations/Congress. So many of the aforementioned ‘problems’ disappeared in 1993-2000...only to ‘reappear’ in 2001.”

Yep, great point.


32 posted on 08/19/2010 11:29:53 AM PDT by Qbert
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Well, that settles it. Now I know I’m right to be against it, since the diaper boy is for it.


33 posted on 08/19/2010 11:31:11 AM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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I m curious how Muslims would feel if the majority of construction workers on this project were Jewish?
Yes...what a teachable moment for the current muslim call for tolerance.
34 posted on 08/19/2010 11:32:32 AM PDT by Stand Watch Listen (It's the 'Land of Opportunity'... NOT... the 'Land of Entitlements'!!!)
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"I don’t know how many of you have been to New York, but if a building is two blocks away from anything, you can’t see it,"

Hey, Senator Lardass! Even if you can't see it, you can still hit it with a landing gear from there you DUMBASS!

35 posted on 08/19/2010 11:32:49 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: mriguy67

My guess is that they would enjoy that. I would view jews building a mosque as enslavement, because I can imagine no other way for such a scenario to occur.


36 posted on 08/19/2010 11:33:12 AM PDT by chris37
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To: himno hero

Excellent post and summation of the true meaning of Islam.


37 posted on 08/19/2010 11:33:50 AM PDT by Churchillspirit (9/11/01...NEVER FORGET.)
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"I don’t know how many of you have been to New York, but if a building is two blocks away from anything, you can’t see it"

I'm sure the World Trade Center was visible from two blocks away.

38 posted on 08/19/2010 11:34:13 AM PDT by FoxInSocks (B. Hussein Obama: Central Planning Czar)
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Another self-loathing Jew... Next?


39 posted on 08/19/2010 11:35:15 AM PDT by Tolsti2
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“It’s a child care center”! They’ll have outreach programs for the yoots!”

Yah sure.


40 posted on 08/19/2010 11:37:49 AM PDT by silverleaf (Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.)
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To: VRWCmember
"I don’t know how many of you have been to New York, but if a building is two blocks away from anything, you can’t see it,"

Franken, I don't know if you've been to THIS PART of New York lately, but the view in THIS PART of New York is not nearly as obstructed as in other parts of town, thanks in large part to the actions of some of those who would support the building of this shrine to their atrocity.

41 posted on 08/19/2010 11:38:31 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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This isn’t a “Republican” issue Al, it’s an American issue. This whole country has turned into one big Saturday Night Live skit.


42 posted on 08/19/2010 11:40:09 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: Qbert

guess he was happy the christian church will not be rebuilt.


43 posted on 08/19/2010 11:41:37 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: Qbert
My question to Senator Franken and the mosque builders is this:

If this community center is to be so much more than just a mosque, why not just eliminate the controversy by eliminating the mosque from the building plans?

Keep the swimming pool, the cooking school, and all the rest; just delete the worship space from the community center and prohibit its use for any sort of worship/communal prayers (by any faith).

That takes the religious issue right out of it, N’est-ce pas?

44 posted on 08/19/2010 11:47:30 AM PDT by Captain Rhino (“Si vis pacem, para bellum” - if you want peace, prepare for war.)
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Yo....
Big Al...

Your handlers and puppetmasters stealing the senatorial election using the votes of convicted felons...

One of the most disgraceful things I have ever seen...

Shut your NON-FUNNY pie-hole... IDIOT!

45 posted on 08/19/2010 11:59:14 AM PDT by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

they have eyes but refuse to see.

For Franken this is about making the electorate submit to him. HE DOES NOT CARE EITHER WAY.

btw: why does he always sound drunk?


46 posted on 08/19/2010 12:00:02 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Captain Rhino

“...That takes the religious issue right out of it, N’est-ce pas?”

Makes sense to me.

And their decision not to use the other option is what really makes it feel like a provocation.


47 posted on 08/19/2010 12:02:22 PM PDT by Qbert
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Please Democrats continue to defend and talk about this. You are AGAINST the will of the American people.

I wish Bush would do an interview about this and say, “Either you are with us or you are with the terrorists.”

The Democrats are with the terrorists.


48 posted on 08/19/2010 12:08:45 PM PDT by truthandlife ("Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God." (Ps 20:7))
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“I don’t know how many of you have been to New York, but if a building is two blocks away from anything, you can’t see it”

Sure, Al. That’s why our elites want to put the Ground Zero mosque two blocks from Ground Zero. (sarcasm)


49 posted on 08/19/2010 12:10:36 PM PDT by haroldeveryman
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To: Qbert

I will post this on every mosque thread I encounter.

This is what they refer to as a victory mosque...it is what they build when they believe they have pummeled their enemy. It will be viewed as a western mecca...muslims from around the world will journey there on 9/11 to celebrate. It must be stopped!


50 posted on 08/19/2010 12:11:45 PM PDT by PoloSec (Note to Princess B H Obama: May PISS be Upon Mohammads Head...You Pervert)
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